NAME: Katherine Fleischer / Wells Branch Park + Pool
DISTANCE: 4.21 miles to run the entire trail Just over 2 miles if you run the Southern portion of the trail Just under 2 miles if you run from the playground around the lake and back
HOW PRETTY? Very pretty around the lake. The playground and frisbee golf course is also very nice.
TYPE OF PATH: Mainly dirt with a few concrete pop-ups
DOG FRIENDLY? For running: Sure, why not? For playgrounding/splashing/swimming: Not so much for swimming, but for playgrounding, all is well.
PLAYSCAPE FEATURES: Play house that was recently refurbished Two playscapes - One for smaller kiddos and one for larger Large fields on both sides of the playscape Swings
PLAYSCAPE SURFACE: woodchips.... lots and lots of woodchips
POOL FEATURES: 2 pools: 1 kiddo pool with a water fountain and a larger pool for laps and floatie swimming Municipal pool. $5/person (over the age of 3) Opens at 10am for open swim (please double check website for updated schedule)
BATHROOMS (BECAUSE POTTY TRAINING HAPPENS): Super close to the playground and pool, and another set of potties along the running route
EXTRAS: large baseball field workout stations along the running trail large lake on the Northern portion of the trail (bring some munchies for the ducks) Poo poo pick up stations with really sturdy bags for your use
BEGIN RUNNING SOUTHEAST FROM THE PARKING LOT. FOLLOW THE TRAIL UNDER WELLS BRANCH PKWY, AROUND SEVERAL APARTMENT COMPLEXES, ACROSS THERMAL DRIVE AND THROUGH THE FRISBEE GOLF COURSE. ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE PLAYGROUND, KEEP GOING. CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE TRAIL AROUND MILLS POND AND THEN CIRCLE BACK TO THE PLAYGROUND. 4.21 MILES